As a co-founder of Children’s Writers of the Hudson Valley, I’m thrilled to share news of our First Impressions: A First Page and Query Event happening on November 15, 2014 at St. James Church in Hyde Park, NY!
I prepared this for a grad school presentation, and I hope it will be helpful for you as well. As you go through the list, note your gut reaction to the following phrases. There are no right or wrong answers, this is just a jumping off point as you consider representation.
In a recent Freakonomics Podcast, Steve Levitt said, “Enjoying what you do, loving what you do is such a completely unfair advantage to anyone you are competing with who does it for a job.” He goes on to explain that people who love what they do will think about it on their off-hours — on the way to work, on the weekends (or for most of us writer types, in the shower) — and that extra effort pays off as opposed to somebody that considers their work just a job that they do from 9 to 5.